Lucas Paquetá Relishing Brazil Number 10 Shirt
AC Milan forward Lucas Paquetá is relishing taking the famous number 10 shirt for Brazil for friendlies against Panama and Czech Republic in the next few days.
The shirt has been the property of Neymar Junior since Kaká surrendered it in 2012. With Neymar injured, Paquetá has been handed the hallowed number.
Luminaries such as Pelé, Zico and Ronaldinho have previously worn the shirt with great distinction.
“Wearing the 10 shirt of Brazil will be a sensation that I will have for the first time," Paqueta told a news conference.
"I know my responsibility. I hope to help the team. Ronaldinho, Pele, Zico. So many players have already worn this shirt. Today I have the opportunity and I hope to do my best to meet those expectations.
"The 10 shirt has a big weight. But the Brazil shirt has its weight. There are five stars. No matter the number."
Full squad numbers for March friendlies: 1.Alisson, 2.Thiago Silva, 3.João Miranda, 4.Marquinhos, 5.Casemiro, 6.Alex Telles, 7.David Neres, 8.Arthur, 9.Gabriel Jesus, 10.Lucas Paquetá, 11.P.Coutinho, 12.Alex Sandro, 13.Danilo, 14.Fágner, 15.Fabinho, 16.Eder Militão, 17.F.Anderson, 18.Allan, 19.Everton, 20.Firmino, 21.Richarlison, 22.Weverton, 23.Ederson.